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Review of The Press Club

The Press Club
Ranked #26 of 4,023 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 30 - USD 147
Cuisines: Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Description: George Calombaris' flagship Melbourne restaurant for MAdE Establishment has cemented itself on the global dining scene with its unique Modern Greek cuisine. In October 2006, the four directors joined together to form MAdE Establishment, and opened their first venue, The Press Club Restaurant and Bar. This began a new era for George Calombaris and cemented his place as a culinary star for his Modern Greek Cuisine - never seen before Melbourne; where modern twists to traditional Greek cuisine has put this restaurant on the global map and has diner's wanting more. The Press Club seats 38 guests in individual booths. Next door to The Press Club at 52 Flinders Street, is Press Club - Projects, George Calombaris' creative and development kitchen. This space can be booked privately for up to 8 guests and offers a completely interactive experience as the chefs experiment with new dishes to make the menu in The Press Club.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2012

Head waiter sharp and concise. Menu confusing terminology. If food needs this much salt, then you detract from it's true flavour. Restaurants are quietly killing us.

Visited February 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Far too expensive for what is on offer”
Reviewed 5 February 2012

The positives first..... The food was very good (small servings) and the service was excellent, but the press club is outrageously expensive. Definitely not worth it $120 for three courses food only, ridiculous. Because there was 8 people in our party we had a choice of 3 items for each course on a special menu - not much of a selection. As I said the food was good but nothing to rave about. Small serves may be part of the fine dining experience but at that price one should leave satisfied. If you like a drink you better have a full wallet. The wine list matches the price of the food, wine is very expensive. For the average punter it is far too expensive for what is on offer and there are plenty of resaurants out there that offer good food, a good wine list for a more reasonable price.

  • Visited February 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Highly overrated.”
Reviewed 4 February 2012

The meal was average to say the least. I was expecting something special, but could have made much nicer myself. This was about 2 years ago though. Needless to say I haven't been baCK.

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Melbourne, Australia
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“Classical Greek Food”
Reviewed 3 February 2012

It is classical Greek food. The expectation at a leading restaurant is for something special, a cut above the norm, some 'wow'factor. The food & service is good but not exceptional and not unique. There are other Greek restaurants in
Melbourne offering equal quality food at better prices = better value.

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125 reviews
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“Simply not good”
Reviewed 2 February 2012

Poor service, dishes brought to the table in the wrong order, possibly the most inept attempt at a de-constructed Greek salad that you could possibly imagine. Main course was just about OK, we did not stay around for desserts. All in all, not a place I would ever wish to visit again.

Visited January 2012
Thank Richard D
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